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Artist’s Choice: Words in/and Sounds

Wednesday, May 16

6:00 PM–7:00 PM


Join us as we launch ICA’s new monthly series, Artist’s Choice. Artist Stephen Vitiello has invited poet Edwin Torres to present a reading in conjunction with our current exhibition, Declaration. Edwin Torres, a New York-based poet, is one of many voices included in Stephen Vitiello’s new site-specific sound installation whether there was a bell or whether I knocked. The evening will feature a reading by Torres and a joint performance by Torres and Vitiello. A book signing will follow the program.

Pre-event social hour in Ellwood Thompson’s Café at 5 pm. Free snacks + cash bar.

Edwin Torres is the author of eight books of poetry, including, XoeteoX: the infinite word object (forthcoming), Ameriscopia, and The PoPedology of an Ambient Language. He entered poetry through performance art in New York City’s East Village in the early 90s. The neighborhood’s diversity shaped his multidisciplinary approach to language. He’s interested in the sensory as an experiential language, to access mutual conversations we haven’t had yet.

Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and visual artist. Vitiello composes music for independent films, experimental video projects and art installations. As an installation artist, Vitiello constructs atmospheric installations and soundscapes that alter the viewer’s perception of his surroundings. He is particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and its potential to define the form and atmosphere of a spatial environment.